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In case I break the china


As you can probably tell, I am still procrastinating, or, trying to draw myself into drawing. That’s the whole wisdom about writing – you don’t wait to be inspired, you work and hope that you might collide with inspiration if you stick at it long enough. Also, I felt compelled to make a record of my purchase since the woman was right – I am the kind of person who chips and breaks china. I am clumsy, and I have three children.

Here is a picture of the china. See? It’s beautiful, and should be preserved, but I want to see beauty every day, so I am using it.

And here is the A Lion in the Meadow book I was talking about.

14 Comments leave one →
  1. Steve Braunias permalink
    03/02/2012 12:21 pm

    Sre you CRAZY?!? Don’t have it out – put it in the cabinet at once – I know that woman in the opshop, her advice is always ridiculous – please, lock it away at once.

  2. 03/02/2012 12:53 pm

    It’s gorgeous, very worthy of a comic. And I’m grateful for the reminder to keep working and hope that I collide with inspiration at some point.

  3. 03/02/2012 1:58 pm

    Oh you absolutely HAVE to use it! It’s like ‘good’ jewellery. I have lost quite a few pieces I loved but at least I enjoyed them first. And yeah, I’ve broken a few pieces of ‘good’ china too but what the heck was it made for?
    I love your comic and I have tennis and gin fantasies too, even though I can’t play.

  4. skbainbridge permalink
    03/02/2012 2:06 pm

    Use it I reckon. It’s pretty hardy stuff.

  5. 03/02/2012 6:00 pm

    It really does look like the lion in the meadow. I love that book. Very cool! I’d have to use it too, but I’d be really nervous also – my youngest has smashed my three special coffee mugs this last year!

  6. Steve Braunias permalink
    03/02/2012 6:16 pm

    For God’s sake DON’T LISTEN to the advice of Jane and skbainbridge. They’re CRAZY. You’ve got 3 kids. You take the china out and it’ll break. Lock it up BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE

  7. Sandrat permalink
    04/02/2012 8:15 am

    Don’t listen to Steve! Sorry Steve but there is no point in having beautiful things that gather dust in cabinets and are never used. Use the china, use the crystal, use the good linen and drink the good wine. You don’t have to let the kids use it if they are too young to appreciate it but get your pleaseure from it.

  8. William permalink
    05/02/2012 10:02 am

    Be careful but enjoy it the best way you can. Just keep the children away from it

  9. Steve Braunias permalink
    06/02/2012 10:22 pm

    Well, and so what have you done about it? Is the china in the cabinet?

  10. Sarah Laing permalink
    06/02/2012 10:48 pm

    I’m using it – there’s no room in my china cabinet for all the Poole, Kontiki and Carltonware. But you can always buy it off me to provide it with a more stable home. I just realized my tax bill is due tomorrow and I’m a bit short…

    • Sara permalink
      13/02/2012 1:09 pm

      I need photos of your collection please – my mind operates much the same as yours, with similar consequences (hat tip to @mellopuffy)

  11. 08/02/2012 1:07 pm

    I used to collect sets. What wasn’t broken in transit was smashed by my clumsy husband and still I’m drawn to beautiful china, only I don’t buy it anymore.

    Love the way you Rousseau-ed yourself into the pattern.

  12. Oggy permalink
    10/08/2013 10:57 am

    Good one, Sandrat, Jane and skainbridge. Happy now?


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